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STADA inks asset purchase pharma deals with Grünenthal GmbH

Posted on 07 July 2011

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STADA Arzneimittel, a big pharma company and Grünenthal GmbH have signed pharma deals contracts on the purchase of a branded product portfolio including the associated sales structures for numerous national markets in Central and Eastern Europe as well as in the Middle East.

The purchase price for the branded product portfolio including sales structures and various pipeline products amounts to a total of approx. EUR 360 million in cash as already announced in May.

The products are for the most part prescription drugs and positioned primarily in the pain area of indication.

The product portfolio to be acquired consists of over 14 own and licensed brands for Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Middle East.

The pharma deals acquisition requires the approval of the responsible anti-trust authorities, so that the implementation of the transaction, which was agreed today, and the consolidation of product sales is expected for the fourth quarter of 2011.

Payment of the purchase price will be made at the time of completion of the acquisition.

STADA will use cash on hand, free cash flow as well as existing free credit lines to finance the acquisition.

In addition, the placement of a further corporate bond is currently being examined in this context.

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